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#1 Old 03-23-2009, 12:28 PM
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How much is the average price to install lowering springs on a 04 rex. One guy told me it would take 4 hours and 85$ a strut. Is this too much? Thanks for your help
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That's not absurd but it is high. At that price I would expect him to have a nice shop with free coffee while you wait and generous service hours.

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You should really save yourself some money and go buy a set of spring compressors at like Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone and do the work yourself it is really not that hard at all there are some write ups on here on how to do it, i did all four of mine in about 2.5 hours taking my time, and you know the work was done right since you did it, just make sure to get your car aligned when you are done.
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You should really save yourself some money and go buy a set of spring compressors at like Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone and do the work yourself it is really not that hard at all there are some write ups on here on how to do it, i did all four of mine in about 2.5 hours taking my time, and you know the work was done right since you did it, just make sure to get your car aligned when you are done.
Total agreement. The spring compressors will have paid for themselves after 1 change. I have done 2 sets of struts so far. I was very nervouse the first set but found it was very easy. After you DIY once you will kick yourself for wanting to pay someone to do it.
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Wouldn't spring compressors be a part that places like Auto Zone would have as part of their loan-a-tool service? Put down a deposit for the full amount of the tool on a credit card, take the tool home and use it, and then get a full refund when you return it? That sounds like the cheapest way to do it.

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I would be nice to do it yourself, if you have the tools and know how. If not pay a shop to do it. I would say $400 is average to get the install. You will also have get an alignment. This is a good time to fix the bad stock one.
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what springs are you doing with, and how far are you going to drop it?
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i dont have time to do it myself. I went to another shop and they said thell do it for 60 an hour. They are tanabe gf210 1.3 front 1 back
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Well i hope it all works out for ya man, make sure to get an alignment
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i did myself on my rsx aswell and put on front and rear camber kit myself and might i add aswell allign it after words 2 haha. but its not hard but that price isnt crazy for it
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thanks guys for your help
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So I brought it to the guy and he said they won't work b/c the rear one are 10 inch diameter on the bottom but 8 on the top for the back and he said they won't seat on the strut. So either he doesn't know what he's doing or I bought the wrong springs . I was told they were for an 04
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The mechanic said that they didn't fit that the rears were 8 inch diameter top and bottom and that they need to get smaller towrds the top. He said that it woulnt seat properly. So did I buy the wrong ones or is he an idiot
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who did you buy it from? what kind of springs did you get? were they off a newer model sti?

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Wouldn't spring compressors be a part that places like Auto Zone would have as part of their loan-a-tool service? Put down a deposit for the full amount of the tool on a credit card, take the tool home and use it, and then get a full refund when you return it? That sounds like the cheapest way to do it.
I'm sure you could get them from a place that loans them. I prefer to have my own that I can keep in good working order adn know how to use without any trouble.

Either way works. These are the ones I have Craftsman Strut Spring Compressor Tool with Built-In Safety Pins - Model 90500 at Sears.com
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